Street Soccer USA will be the beneficiary of the Cosmos B season. (Photo courtesy of Cosmos B, Street Soccer USA)
In a unique program designed to help raise funds for youth programs in New York City, Cosmos B has agreed to donate all of the ticket sales from its home games to Street Soccer USA, the National Premier Soccer League club announced Tuesday morning.
All tickets will be general admission and priced at $10 each. Street Soccer USA will have volunteers selling tickets on game days at Cosmos B home stadiums.
“Street Soccer USA does a great job for kids and families in the City,” Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover said. “The organization has grown tremendously over the last six years. Their programs have a real and meaningful impact on people in most need of support.”
Street Soccer USA is a national nonprofit organization that uses the power of soccer to help people of all ages and backgrounds take positive steps forward in their lives. SSUSA brings a wide range of free programs which connect soccer skills to life skills to youth and young adults in low-income communities across the country, including over 1,650 individuals in 2017 in New York City.
“The ongoing support of the Cosmos has been vital to the strength and expansion of our programming across New York City,” SSUSA founder and CEO Lawrence Cann said. “We are grateful that the team and its ownership believe in our mission and are committed to creative activations like this one.”
Cosmos B’s first home game is set for Hofstra University’s Soccer Stadium Tuesday, May 15 at 8 p.m.
The team, which defeated Boston City FC in its NPSL season opener, will meet the Brooklyn Italians in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play-in match at LIU Brooklyn Sunday at 8 p.m.